Tertiary sources are excellent starting points! They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources. Examples include:
These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources.
Subject Encyclopedias are scholarly works written by experts on a variety of topics. The articles are typically longer and more detailed than general encyclopedias. The background information provides a good starting point as you begin the research process. Here are some of the ways a subject encyclopedia can help guide you:
Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques. Note: Limit of 3 simultaneous users.
This subject guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Lori! You can also request a research appointment with Lori.
Lori Ricigliano, Art & Art History, Music, Theatre, African American Studies Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-3229
office: Collins Library 119
Office Location, Library Main Floor